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Quarantine Station Lecture Series March 15, 2015

Quarantine Station Lecture Series –Sunday, 15 March 2015, 2-4pm

How does our lifestyle influence our health, chronic diseases, and a sustainable society?

• Chronic Diseases: Past, Present and Future: Stephen Colagiuri

Summary.
This presentation will trace the emergence and development of chronic diseases over time and describe the magnitude of their current and prospective burdens on individuals and society in of health and health care costs in Australia and globally. It will also cover changing trends in the clinical management of chronic diseases and the current evidence base for effective treatment, and explore barriers and enablers to achieving optimal health outcomes for people with chronic diseases.

Stephen Colagiuri is Professor of Metabolic Health and Director of The Boden Institute at the University of Sydney. He is also Co-Director, World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity. His research interests focus on the development and implementation of evidence-based guidelines, cardio-metabolic and vascular risk assessment, diabetes screening and prevention, economic aspects of diabetes and obesity, and diabetes care delivery. He has previously served as President of the Australian Diabetes Society and Chair of the International Diabetes Federation Task Force on Clinical Guidelines. He is a member of the Diabetes Expert Advisory Committee of the Commonwealth Department of Health and an advisor on diabetes to the World Health Organization. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the IDF journal, Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, and has published over 200 scientific papers.

• Beyond Health: Chronic Diseases and Implications for Sustainable Societies: Ruth Colagiuri

Summary.
It is no mere co-incidence that the global epidemic of obesity and chronic diseases coincides with over-urbanisation, mass production and marketing of energy dense foods, declines in physical activity, economic instability and social conflict and upheaval. This presentation will explore the interactions between chronic diseases and the social, physical and economic environment and discuss what, if anything, can be done about it.

Ruth Colagiuri is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Health and Director, Health & Sustainability at the University of Sydney's Menzies Centre for Health Policy Over the past 30 years she has worked extensively in health policy and programs for the prevention and control of diabetes and related chronic diseases in Australia and internationally undertaking projects with governments of Pacific Islands countries and consultancies for the World Health Organization, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, the OECD and others. She has authored regional diabetes action plans for the Western Pacific Region and sub-Saharan Africa, co-authored 11 NHMRC Clinical Guidelines on Diabetes and published widely on patient education and health care. Ruth is a former Vice-President of Diabetes Australia and an immediate past Vice–President of the International Diabetes Federation. Her current interests are in the interface between NCDs and the environment, and improving diabetes care and outcomes in Pacific Island countries.

For more information regarding the monthly lectures by contacting Kelly – Q Station Sydney This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 02 9466 1500.

Venue: Q Station is located at North Head Scenic Drive, Manly. Entry is free but reservations are essential. Complimentary tea, coffee and water will be available. The Visitor Centre at Q Station has some excellent displays and memorabilia that tell the stories of quarantine, infectious diseases and public health. Additional beverages, snacks or refreshments may be purchased at the Visitor Centre Kiosk or at the Boilerhouse Harbourside Restaurant and Bar.

If you are driving to the Quarantine Station, follow the directions to North Head. After passing Manly Hospital, go through the stone arch 'Parkhill'. Follow this road until you reach a roundabout and turn right into the Q Station complimentary parking area. The shuttle bus regularly picks up from the waiting-room there and will transfer guests to the Lecture Theatre. Be sure to leave sufficient time to be transported within Q Station by arriving early and enjoying the ambience! Take a walk and enjoy the views at North Head!

Paul Lancaster, Convenor, Quarantine Station Community Committee, and Menzies Centre for Health Policy, School of Public Health, University of Sydney

Acknowledgements

We would like to acknowledge & give thanks to the wonderful Speakers who have dedicated their time to the Q Station Lecture Series;

August 2014

Dr Perry McIntyre - A Disastrous Immigrant Voyage: the Lady Macnaghten 1837
Babette Smith - The Making Of The Australian Working Class - an Irish perspective

June 2014

Professor Warwick Anderson - The Military Spur to Australian Medical
Professor Barry Baker
- Dr Mark Lidwill: a little regognised great Australian - the first person to electrical pace a human heart

May 2014

Emeritus Professor Douglas Saunders - Treating infertility: fertility drugs and IVF - clinical and ethical challenges
Professor Robert Booy -
Immunisation myths and truths

April 2014 Professor Tania Sorrell - One health & emerging infectious diseases
Professor Lyn Gilbert - Healthcare settings as incubators of community infections
March 2014

Ross McMullin - Farewell Dear People: Australia's Gifted Lost Generation of World War I
Peter Hobbins - Treating Snakebite in Colonial Australia

February 2014

Jodi Rose - The end of life transition
Dr Raema Prowse - What are Sleep Cycles & how do I get a good nights rest?

October 2013 Dr Malcolm Stening OAM - Memoirs of Doctors At War
Professor Garry Egger AM (MPH, PhD) - The History of Fat: why we have it and why we're galloping towards obesity
September 2013 Dr Denise Donlon - Narrabeen man: a 4000 year-old slaying in Sydney
Professor Iain McCalman AO - Science and Sensibility. Matthew Flinders and the Great Barrier Reef
August 2013 Bruce Short - Colonial quarantine, scurvy and infectious disease
Dr Paul Lancaster - Sydney’s famous eye surgeon: Norman Gregg
June 2013 Suzanne Stanton - Q Station @ North Head - Key achievements, challenges to date & our plans for the future
Stephen Curruthers - Submarine attack in Sydney Harbour!
May 2013 Jim Boyce - Chemists - Their history on the Peninsula
Dr Stewart Boyce OB/GYN - Is there a philosophical basis to medical practice?
March 2013 John Gascoigne - Cook, Banks, Kew Gardens and Enlightenment Voyaging
Geoff Lambert - What Joseph Banks tripped over - the flora of North Head
February 2013 Professor John Eastman Creswell AM MB BS MD FRACP FRCPA FAFPHM - Dumbing down the population from Tasmania to Tibet: how iodine deficiency deprives children of their intelligence
Dr Michael Gracey - Massacres, murders, mutinies, ‘the bends’, malnutrition, infections, and motor vehicles: some causes of death in Broome from the 1880s to the 21st century
September 2012

Richard White - The first National Parks: whose idea? Yellowstone, Sydney, Banff, Tongariro, Garphyttan
Caroline Ford - A canvas seachange: camping on the beach in mid-twentieth century Sydney

August 2012

Moustapha Kassem - Stem cells and the quest for perpetual regeneration: past, present and future
Dr John Carmody - Leonardo da Vinci: anatomist

July 2012

Sydney Nade - Upward social mobility - the training of a surgeon in the pre-anaesthetic era
Ian Kern - The relations between midwives and doctors - a historical perspective from Hippocrates to the present

June 2012

Philip Sharp - Medieval Medicine c. 400-1400
Jim Boyce
- The Cemeteries of the Northern Beaches, North Head and the Peninsula

May 2012

Diana Noyce - Fateful feast: the final repast on RMS Titanic
Dr Paul Lancaster - Seven miles from Sydney - and needing local care! The evolution of medical services from Manly to Pittwater

April 2012

Greg Watters - Out you go, John, you and your smallpox
Dr Paul Lancaster - Medical men with Mawson in Antarctica

March 2012

Dr Michael Kennedy - Illnesses, medical and other matters, Sydney 1788-1792
Catherine Storey - You should have your head read. The popularity of phrenology in colonial Sydney Town

April 2011 Lisa O‟Sullivan - Dying for home: clinical nostalgia in the nineteenth century by
Dr Paul Lancaster
- Victor Coppleson - surgeon, educator and researcher of shark attacks
March 2011 Anthea Hyslop - Isolating Spanish Influenza 1918 - 1919
Clem Boughton - Infectious diseases, the Quarantine Station and the Coast Hospital
December 2010 Dr Michael Gracey - Indigenous health and epidemics - Indigenous Health: From North Head to the North Kimberley, 1788
Dr John Carmody -
Controversial epidemic: Chicken pox or smallpox in the colony at Sydney Cove in April, 1789
October 2010 Yvonne Cossart - Maritime Quarantine: the Yellow Jack on Sydney Harbour
Lady Jean Foley
- Burial ground at the Quarantine Station and the people buried there
Cate Storey
- A virtual walk of the Quarantine Station and its environs.


Last but certainly not least, many thanks goes to Dr. Paul Lancaster who has dedicated countless hours to finding speakers, and chairing the Lecture Series since its inception in 2010.

Venue and Information

Venue: Q Station is located at North Head Scenic Drive, Manly. Entry is free but reservations are essential. Complimentary tea, coffee and water will be available. The Visitor Centre at Q Station now has some excellent displays and memorabilia that tell the stories of quarantine, infectious diseases and public health. Additional beverages, snacks or refreshments may be purchased from the Visitor Centre Kiosk.

If you are driving to the Quarantine Station, follow the directions to North Head. After passing Manly Hospital, go through the stone arch 'Parkhill'. Follow this road until you reach a roundabout and turn right into Q Station complimentary parking area. The shuttle bus regularly picks up from the waiting room there and will transfer guests to near the Lecture Theatre. Be sure to leave sufficient time to be transported within Q Station by arriving early and enjoying the ambience! Take a walk and enjoy the views at North Head!

To assist those who like to plan their diaries well in advance, unless advised otherwise please note that talks in the Q Station Lecture Series will be held on the 4th Sunday afternoon of each month throughout the year from February to November. Programs and other information are posted each month as soon as speakers are confirmed.

Q Station Lecture Series

Date: Sunday 21st September 2014
Time: Morning Session 10am to 12pm, Afternoon Session 2pm to 4pm
Where?: Q Station Sydney Harbour National Park - Manly
Address: 1 North Head Scenic Drive, Manly
Cost: Free - RSVPs essential

This Lecture Series will be held in conjunction with the Q Station Manly Family Fun Day


FFD-Family

The talks at Q Station on 21 September will be in keeping with the theme of History Week (6-14 September) - The Great War.

'It was to be “the war that will end war” as H.G. Wells commented in August 1914. From the heights of hope to the horror of the trenches, the Great War changed the world irrevocably. It separated families and lovers, turned young men into soldiers and young women into nurses, converted friends and neighbours into enemies. The unusual circumstances of warfare intervened with each aspect of life. In which ways did the conduct of war shape, change and inform those fighting and those remaining on the home front? How have historians approached complex topics surrounding it, such as the scale of violence, women’s involvement in war, forced migration?

What impact did the Great War have on the cultural memory of those involved – allies and enemies? In the aftermath of 1915 Australians elevated the Gallipoli landing into a foundation story, which claims that the nation was born on this battlefield, but there are more layers of remembrance yet to be uncovered and examined. History Week 2014 will explore the impact of World War One abroad and at home.' http://www.historycouncilnsw.org.au/history-week/
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